David Houle is one of the leading futurists of our time. In fact, he is known as the "CEOs' Futurist" having advised more than 2,000 CEO's and business owners on future-oriented strategies over the last three years.
In his book The Shift Age, originally published in 2007, David Houle discusses how as the Information Age gives way to the Shift Age, we are entering a time of transformation and change that offers both great risk and incredible opportunity. Why do things happen so fast? Why do we feel unsettled, even out of control? David identifies and explains the dynamics and forces that have already shaped and will continue to reshape our world for the next 15 to 20 years. He comments from the front lines of the Shift Age on issues and topics that affect our lives.
We have entered the pivotal, global stage of humanity's cultural, social, and economic evolutionary journey: the Shift Age. How we choose to navigate the next 20 to 30 years will determine whether future historians praise our perspicacity or wonder why we failed to grasp the evolutionary imperatives that will be so obvious to them.
In this special edition of The Shift Age, prepared exclusively for attendees of the 2012 Digital Book World conference, David has created a new introduction specifically for the Digital Book World participants; outlines the principles behind the Shift Age and provides 15 of his past columns that pertain to the the publishing industry and its move into the Shift Age.